Video games are sometimes best played with friends to help along the journey. The PC platform doesn’t have any shortage of great video game titles that are made to allow some cooperative gameplay both offline and online.
If you’re looking for a new title to enjoy with your gaming crew then you may want to check out our list down below. We’ve picked out some of our favorite video games on the PC platform which can be played in co-op. These games are not ranked in any particular order as they can be quite different from each other genre wise.
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#35 Streets of Rage 4
Streets of Rage has been a pretty iconic video game franchise on the Sega Genesis back in the 1990s. However, the series only has three main installments until recently where we finally got a fourth mainline title. Streets of Rage 4 takes place about a decade after the events of Streets of Rage 3. With Mr. X defeated, a new foe enters to take over the city which is the children of Mr. X known as the Y Twins. Players will have access to several characters including some familiar fighters such as Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding.
Players can join together and face against a slew of enemies that come across your way along with several boss fights. Just like the past installments, this is a side-scrolling beat ‘em up where players will have to use their melee combat to fight against the enemies along with an assortment of weapons that are found scattered across the levels such as metal pipes, knives, to even glass bottles. It’s also a fairly short game that can be completed in a few hours. However, if you wish to gather all the character unlocks you will have to prepare to play a few times in order to rack up the necessary points.
#34 Minecraft Dungeons
Everyone knows about Minecraft, it was a worldwide hit that’s still being enjoyed today. Its simple gameplay is easy for anyone to get a basic understanding as players can craft up unique worlds or explore endlessly generated world creations. At any rate, fans of the IP had been given a new game set within the same universe called Minecraft Dungeons. This is a game that acts as a simple dungeon crawler. Essentially, the game drops the crafting ability and instead puts players into a hack-and-slash video game.
Players can work together as they venture through a procedural generated dungeon with random monsters, traps, and puzzles. Your goal is not only to explore the area but find the precious loot that’s hidden inside. While most dungeon crawlers have a class-based system making certain loot worthless to keep, Minecraft Dungeons is more bare-bones in that there are no classes. Whatever equipment you find along the way will be available for everyone to use which makes it a great starter dungeon crawler if you’re not familiar with the genre. This also includes four-player cooperative gameplay both local and online.
#33 Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty is always a fan favorite FPS title to go through with some buddies. The intense and fast-paced action makes it difficult to end a multiplayer session. However, for those that are not interested in throwing out money towards every new release, we have a great free alternative. Recently, Call of Duty stepped into the battle royale genre with Call of Duty: Warzone. This installment is completely free for players to enjoy and it features an option for a three-player squad option. Much like other popular battle royale games out in the market, players are dropped with their teams into a large map with the focus set around gathering loot and precious items all while attempting to be the last team standing. It’s rumored at the moment that more game modes will be added to the title soon. We could see duos and quads featured as well in the near future.
#32 Among Us
Among Us is a game that’s been around since 2018 but it wouldn’t be until 2020 that it became a massive hit. This sleeper hit is a deception game where you and your friends are thrown into a ship or base set in space. For example, a group of ten players will join in as crew members of a spaceship however, among the ten or one to two imposters. It’s the job of the crew to keep the ship running by completing various tasks. Meanwhile the imposters are out to sabotage the ship and kill off the crew. When a body is discovered or an emergency meeting is called, the living members are able to freely talk in order to discuss just who they believe is an imposter. If enough votes are cast against a player, the game will throw the character off the ship, effectively killing either an innocent member or one of the imposters. It’s a thrilling party game and one that’s a ton of fun to play with friends online.
#31 Portal 2
Portal has been an iconic franchise for a number of years now and even though its sequel Portal 2, released back in 2011 which is only available it still remains one of the better co-op titles to enjoy with a friend.
Portal 2 is a puzzle type video game where players must figure out a means to overcome obstacles through the use of portals. There is certainly a bit of thinking with some trial and error involved to complete the level.
#30 Left 4 Dead Series
It would be surprising if you haven’t heard or have at least played one of the two Left 4 Dead titles available on the market today. The franchise was brought out by Valve where players can gather together in a cooperative game mode to fight off a variety of undead zombies.
Aimed more as a first-person shooter action title, there are several weapons to pick up to take down zombies as you progress through the campaign. All-in-all, the game offers relatively short levels as players are mainly tasked with reaching a certain area to escape the infected city but the online community has made several new maps and campaigns to enjoy after you completely finish the games.
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